Listings and descriptions of the readings follow. All readings take place at the Theatre of St. Clement's.
Gammer Gurton's Needle
By Mr. S. Mr. of Art
Directed by Everett Quinton
Sept. 13, 7:30 PM
Featuring Roberta Maxwell and Mary Testa
"Join this hilarious search for a needle in the haystack of pre-Shakespearean sex."
A Benefit Reading of Our Betters
By W. Somerset Maugham
Sept. 20, 7:30 PM
Directed by Stuart Howard
Featuring René Auberjonois and Michael Urie
"A delightful and delicious satire on American ethics from the pen of one England’s most de-lovely writers."
A VIP cocktail party with the actors, special guests, and entertainment follows the reading. Admission: $100 to the reading and party; $250 premium benefit seating. Reserve now at: www.redbulltheater.com
Love Lies A-Bleeding
By Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
Oct. 25, 7:30 PM
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Heather Lind
"Love, lust and lies... This Jacobean romance doesn't just tug at the heart-strings, it tears them to pieces."
Don Carlos By Friedrich Schiller K
In a new version by Mike Poulton
Nov. 15, 7:30 PM
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Featuring Daniel Davis and Matthew Rauch
"The German Hamlet, this sweeping historical drama is also a cry for individual liberty from tyranny and terror." Gertrude – The Cry By Howard Barker
Nov. 29, 7:30 PM
In collaboration with The Barker Project
Directed by Richard Romagnoli
Featuring F. Murray Abraham and Jan Maxwell
"The passion of Hamlet’s mother is at the center of this savagely poetic tragedy."
The Spanish Tragedy
By Thomas Kyd
Dec. 28, 7:30 PM
Directed by Matthew Rauch
Featuring Maria Dizzia and Michael Stuhlbarg
"The first and bloodiest of the revenge tragedies. A harrowing exploration of jealousy and madness."
By Nikolai Erdman
Adapted by Richard Nelson
Jan. 10, 7:30 PM
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos
"Banned by Stalin, a farcical look at the relationship between the individual citizen and society’s ideals."
By Thomas Middleton
Feb. 7, 7:30 PM
Directed by Leigh Silverman
"Something wickedly funny this way comes from the author of Women Beware Women, featuring Hecate, the queen witch from Shakespeare’s Macbeth."
By Caryl Churchill
Feb. 14, 7:30 PM
Directed by Wendy McClellan
"A Brechtian take on gender and power, set amidst the witchcraft trials of 17th Century England."
New version by Karen Hartman
March 28, 7:30 PM
"A brutally compelling portrait of woman during war, in an ecstatic contemporary adaptation."
By August Strindberg
New version written and directed by Doug Wright
April 25, 7:30 PM
Featuring Bill Camp and Kathryn Meisle
"A diabolical treatise on the darker side of love."
An adaptation by Lillian Hellman
From the French play by Emmanuel Robles
May 9, 7:30 PM
"Set during Spain's occupation of Venezuela in 1812, the story of an atrocity committed by an occupying force and the agonizing act of conscience by one Spanish junior officer."
By John O’Keefe
May 23, 7:30 PM
Directed by Patrick Page
Featuring Reg Rogers
"A riotous comic affair replete with Shakespearean innuendo and rakish Restoration wit."
New Play Festival
World Premiere Short Plays
June 13, 7:30 PM
"Using heightened language, contemporary playwrights respond to the classic themes and stories from Red Bull Theater’s mission. Featuring new plays by Elizabeth Egloff, and more TBA."
Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street. For tickets visit www.redbulltheater.com or call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111 (toll-free).